Revisiting Art. 2 TEU: A True Union of Values?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Fundamental values and the Treaties of Lisbon. – II.1. Which values, and which status or role? – II.2. The EU’s limited competences to act upon, and enforce, its values. – II.3. How common and deep are the Union’s values? – III. Compliance with Art. 2 TEU at the stage of accession. – IV. Enforcement of Art....

The Double Face of the Rule of Law in the European Legal Order: An Administrative Law Perspective

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Table of Contents: I. The paradox of the European rule of law. – II. The rule of law in the modern State and in the European legal order. – III. The genetic heritage of the rule of law in the European legal order. – IV. Technocratic legitimacy and the progressive construction of a living constitution. – V. Administrative law and constitutional law...

The Dichotomy Between “Input Legitimacy” and “Output Legitimacy” in the Light of the EU Institutional Developments

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Table of Contents: I. The dichotomy’s original purposes. – II. The distinction between redistributive and regulatory policies. – III. The financial crisis and the emergence of an EU “twin legitimacy deficit”. – IV. Pringle and Gauweiler as symptoms of the contradictory response to the financial crisis. – V. The pivotal role of...

Electoral Accountability in the European Union: An Analysis of the European Parliament Elections with Respect to the EU’s Political Deficit

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. European Union: a democratic or a political deficit? – III. Conceptualizing accountability. – IV. Mechanisms of accountability in the EU and the EP elections. – IV.1. EU complexities. – IV.2. The deficiencies of electoral accountability. – V. Conclusion: from legitimacy to authority. – VI. Acknowledgments....

Transnational Judicial Review in Horizontal Composite Procedures: Berlioz, Donnellan, and the Constitutional Law of the Union

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The case of Berlioz: towards transnational judicial review. – III. Transnational judicial review and the constitutional law of the Union. – III.1. The right to an effective judicial remedy. – III.2. Other principles of constitutional law of the Union. – IV. The case of Donnellan: one step...

The European Form of Family Life: The Case of EU Citizenship

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Table of Contents: I. Family life as a European legal form. – I.1. Family life and social life: the impotence of European Union law? – I.2. The family as a “form of life”: an existential approach to European Union law. – I.3. Law and forms of European family life: starting with concrete lives. The case of citizenship. – II. The European de-formation...

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